Staying inside for so long might be making you go stir crazy, especialy when the weather in Georgia has finally decided to warm up and be beautiful. While many surrounding states have closed their state parks indefinitely, Georgia state parks are still open and they are taking extra precautions to make sure all social-distancing guidelines are followed. 

Park rangers are doing the best they can by making sure no more than 10 people are on a trail at one time and making sure everyone is six feet apart from one another.

Following these rules when visiting is crucial for your health, and for others. The parks will remain open as long as the guidelines are followed. 

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd., Rising Fawn, GA 

Why You Need To Go: You can travel to deep depths of the canyon floor and get up close and personal with waterfalls. There are many trails at this park, so you should take the trail with less than 10 people on it to practice safe social distancing.

Little Ocmulgee State Park

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 80 Live Oak Trail, Helena, GA

Why You Need To Go: Even though the lodge is shut down, the hiking trails are still open to the public. There's a huge lake and plenty of trails to get lost on while having a solo travel day. 


Fort Yargo State Park 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 210 South Broad St., Winder, GA

Why You Need To Go: You'll see old, log forts that were built hundreds of years ago while on your journey on one of the 20.5 miles of trails. This is a great space to get your energy out while isolating.  


Providence Canyon

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 8930 Canyon Rd., Lumpkin, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the South's "Little Grand Canyon." Here you can hike to see colorful rocks and pretend you're in Arizona.  


Red Top Mountain State Park 

Price: $5 for parking

Address: 50 Lodge Rd. SE, Acworth, GA

Why You Need To Go: This spot has a 12,000-acre lake you can easily float around in and not come in any contact with anyone else. There are also over 15 miles of trails.


Skidaway Island 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah, GA 

Why You Need To Go: You'll be right next to huge live oak and Spanish moss trees. You can walk to the boardwalk and hike up to the observation tower on site. 


Tallulah Gorge State Park 

Price: $5 for parking 

Address: 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Rd., Tallulah Falls, GA

Why You Need To Go: Gorge permits aren't being handed out right now, but you can still cross the terrifying swinging bridge and enjoy the fresh air. The rangers will be making sure that only 10 visitors will be on the trail at one time.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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